Jul 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
very sophisticated tests used and the state hospital is hypersensitive to the issue of are we being played by a defendant here? >> reporter: holmes is back in solitary now in the county jail. his next court appearance next monday will be for formal charges against him and then perhaps a month or two after that the formal arraignment at which time he will enter a plea -- guilty, not guilty, or not guilty by reason of insanity. >> mike taibbi starting us off from the courthouse, centennial, colorado tonight. mike, thanks. >>> as we heard families of some of the victims were in that courtroom today. nbc's kate snow has an update on the survivors and more on some of those who lost their lives. kate, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. last night there was a huge vigil here, a prayer vigil. thousands of people sang "amazing grace" together united in pain. they're trying to heal together but today many of them took time out to confront their nightmare. david sanchez was supposed to be at a maternity ward this morning awaiting the birth of his grandson. >> we never thoug
Jul 22, 2012 5:30pm PDT
joins us to lead our coverage of the theater shooting. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you lester from aurora, colorado where the investigation into the suspect james holmes has taken several new turns but tonight this focus here in this field behind me where a vigil is being held is on the victims of this senseless tragedy. 12 people killed, 58 more wounded. at this hour 24 remain in the hospital, nine of them in critical condition. tonight the president is mourning along with the families who suffered overwhelming loss. miguel, good evening. >> the president has arrived here in aurora to meet with first responders and the victims. the vigils here are growing larger as the community comes together. ♪ >> reporter: on a day of prayer and reflection a community torn apart by violence comes together. >> lots of us, maybe all of us, keep asking why. >> reporter: today they remember the victims. >> john larimer. >> eventually you get the spirit to go on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: the sorrow has spread across the nation. in texas jessica ghawi's parents are grieving.